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Drawings Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Snape, Suffolk

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Davidson, Septimus - Attributed To

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Height: 382mm
Width: 556mm


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Drawing of a Boat discovered on Snape Common, Suffolk.
Proc. N.S. 177

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No. 1. Vertical section of mound clearing the boat in its length.
No. 2. Horizontal section of mound shewing [sic] interior of boat
No. 3. Vertical section of mound clearing the boat crosswise.

Sketch of rivet which like the rest is 3 inches in length

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Scale of feet.
In the drawing ¼ inch = 1 foot in real mound.
In the real mound the boat is 48 feet in length, 9 feet 9 inches across and 4 feet deep.
In the rows of rivets 7 are included within the distance of 3 feet; the rows are 6 in number in either side and 4 or 5 in number at the bottom of the boat; at the sides the rivets lie horizontally, at the base they rest vertically on the sand; all the rows terminate in two rivets lying parallel with each other, the one at the stem the other at the stern.
(description of disposition of rivets follows)

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Drawing of a boat discovered on Snape Common
Proc. N.S. Vol. II.

Proc NS Vol. 2, p 177


Reference (free text)

Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London2nd series 2 (1861-1864): 177-8.

Reference (free text)

'Proceedings at Meetings of the Archaeological Institute', Archaeological Journal 20 (1863): 188-91.

Reference (free text)

Stanley West, A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Material from Suffolk (Ipswich: Suffolk County Council, 1998), p. 94.

Reference (free text)

William Filmer-Sankey and Tim Pestell, Snape Anglo-Saxon Cemetery: Excavations and Surveys, 1824-1992 (Ipswich: Suffolk County Council, 2001), pp. 193-8. Illustration, p. 7.